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John Jalsevac reports at LifeSiteNews:
When two steel girders were found intact, in the shape of a cross, in the middle of the wreckage of the World Trade Center after 9/11, it was hailed by many as a mini “miracle” and a sign of hope for a country beleaguered by a devastating terrorist attack.
Now, however, an atheist group has filed a lawsuit that seeks to tear down that cross, which was moved recently to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.
Certain atheist groups may not be able to tolerate it, but America is not founded upon abstract and manipulable "values" of "equality" or religious or philosophic "neutrality" but upon the rock of individuals having been "created equal" and thereby "endowed" by the "Creator with certain unalienable rights."
The cross is a symbol, rooted in verifiable history, of a profound and humane resistance against evil, a salvific resistance launched in space and time by a Creator who is anything but disinterested in the face of sin, death, decay, the loss of meaning, and the pain of alienation.
If I thought atheism coherently and rationally answered the basic philosophic questions in ways that can lived out consistently in the real world, I would affirm it as true and seek to live by it.
But it is a god that fails, a god the produces societies that fail, and a god that crushes the human spirit. Free-thinkers revolt against such a god. And that is very good.
Human Events spotlights "mindless drivel" from a member of the Democrat leadership.
"A homosexual advocacy group is getting taxpayer money to increase the percentage of schools that set up 'safe spaces' for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth," reports CNSNews.com.
This means radicals on a mission from San Francisco will be using your money to target your children or grandchildren for indoctrination into a factually and ethically challenged "life" that discriminates against the Creator and his liberating norms for family life and human sexuality.
This is not about "equality." That's a buzz-word employed by marketers and deviance-pimps to push their position. You're supposed the hear it and stop thinking and caring -- immediately, if not sooner.
Instead, this is about eviscerating American exceptionalism as a nation of limited government so that human liberty in community with the Creator, who is the source of unalienable human rights, can find expression in all walks of life.
You can read about it in a little thing called the Declaration of Independence. Still legal in some states and some schools.
Do you love your neighbor? Do you care about education? Should schools be a "safe space" for the advance of American exceptionalism and constitutional government? Then defund the propagandists and get them of our schools and away from our kids.
Matthew Boyle reports at The Daily Caller:
Conservative blogger and anti-jihadist Pamela Geller told The Daily Caller it’s “outrageous” that she’s been “assign[ed] blame” for Oslo shooter Anders Behring Breivik’s actions.
“It’s like equating Charles Manson, who heard in the lyrics of Helter Skelter a calling for the Manson murders,” Geller said in an exclusive phone interview. “It’s like blaming the Beatles. It’s patently ridiculous.”
An explosive document from the U.S. military’s top investigative office has revealed evidence that a Pentagon survey pivotal to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal was engineered months prior to its release, and deliberately skewed in later media leaks, to sway Congress towards repeal despite opposition from combat troops.
An unredacted version of the April 2011 report by the Defense department’s Inspector General was leaked to the conservative Center for Military Readiness, and a slightly redacted version was confirmed as authentic by a Defense spokesperson to LifeSiteNews.com.
The authors found that Jeh Johnson, a co-chair of the commission handling the survey, had breached the document’s non-disclosure agreements by discussing an early draft of the document with “a former news anchor” and “close personal friend” on or around July 4, 2010. The purpose of the meeting, almost six months before the survey’s official end, was to obtain “suggestions for persuasive writing” in addition to syntax and sentence structure, according to investigators.
I didn't realize you could download Kindle at Amazon for free to your PC. So I did that last night and bought Saving Leonardo!
It's terrific to be able to access both the text and the more than 100 images online. I also like the search function, which should make studying Saving Leonardo all the more accessible.
I also bought Christianity and Liberalism, by the great J. Gresham Machen -- for $00.99 (yep, 99 cents!).
Kathleen Gilbert reports at LifeSiteNews:
President Obama has warmly endorsed new legislation to establish national recognition of homosexual "marriage," which lawmakers considered in a Senate committee hearing yesterday.
The "Respect for Marriage Act" would both eliminate the Defense of Marriage Act and establish federal spousal benefits for homosexual partners with state-issued marriage certificates.
With each passing day, Barack Obama behaves more and more as if he were the president of La-La Land, imposing "values" that bear no relation to reality. Homosexual "marriage" is a deeply flawed philosophic and linquistic oxymoron.
Under the fig leaf of "equality," it unleashes more pain into an already broken world that needs healing not hubris.
Moreover, just as unalienable rights are rooted in the Creator and not in governments or presidents, marriage as a bedrock social institution is a created given defined by the Creator, not by governments or presidents or subcultures in urban centers that disrespect and discriminate against the wonder and joy of male-female diversity.
The hubris on display is extreme. For just as Obama cannot rewrite the laws of gravity, he cannot redefine the norms for married life. This truely is above his paygrade. He would do well to respect his limitations.
Needless to say, attacking marriage is nowhere in Obama's, or any president's, job description as set forth by the U.S. Constitution. This assault expresses a contempt for the genuine human and humane liberty that defines the truly liberating mainstream of the American identity, whose center of gravity is the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence).
Thus Obama's extreme and destructive radicalism against all that for which an enlightented, free, and dignified America stands.
A society that follows Obamaism and his pretend "values" will crash and burn and die, just as passengers who fly on aircraft that violate the laws of flight will crash and burn and die.
Clearly, the sons and daughters of Bunker Hill are wiser than this. We can do better. So let's do it.
Instead of $26.99, Saving Leonardo is available via Kindle at Amazon for $3.99.
To find out why, check out this interview with best-selling author Nancy Pearcey, which appears at byFaith. Here's how the interview begins:
In her latest book, Saving Leonardo, author Nancy Pearcey argues that secularism is destructive and dehumanizing.
She illustrates how artists, writers, scientists, and moviemakers shape the culture’s thinking.
And she depicts how, throughout history, philosophy, science, art, literature, and film have fortified or undermined mankind’s concept of liberty.
Here, byFaith speaks with Pearcey about the relationship between worldview and the institutions that shape culture.
"An expert on terrorism says Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was right on the mark in his concerns about the construction of a mega-mosque in Tennessee," reports OneNewsNow.
Ads such as this help explain why Michele Bachmann is giving the elitist, extremist, and unconstitutional status quo in Washington, D.C., a massive migraine headache.
Clearly, with pressing studies of high priority such as this, it's no wonder that Mr. Obama may not have the money to send out Social Security checks -- what with the debt crisis and everything.
On the other hand, if the federal government prints, say, $10 trillion more in additional pretend money, we may have the resources needed to fund Obama's imposed "Equality Society" for the foreseeable future (not to be confused with the Founder's Declaration vision of "created equal").
And future slaves of America (red and yellow, black and white) will surely gladly participate in this "shared sacrifice" for the "common good" and "least of these" that Obama and Co. are currently organizing upon their backs.
Here's a big question: If on the basis of this progressive study, "equality" fanatic Obama (think: "'Marriage' Equality") discovers "Organ Inequality" among "gay" "men," what then? How might he presume to redistribute that "wealth"?
Obama's Department of Socialized Medicine and Ministry of Happiness could face some real challenges in the near future. Yes, more money and higher taxes may be needed, but, hey, that's the price of civilization. Right?
Then again, there's the Constitution, the Declaration, and the concept of liberty under God. Still legal in Texas.
Fear of Critical Thinking? "A study from the Discovery Institute shows that a leading textbook publisher is failing to comply with the new science standards in Texas," reports Bob Kellogg at OneNewsNow.
"'SarahPAC more than doubled the amount we raised as compared to the same time period in 2009,' said SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford," as reported in The Daily Caller.
"His organization received more than 36,700 contributions from over 24,000 people," says TheDC.
Greg Quinlan, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, writes:
Why have gay activists instigated media attention over ex-gays and the husband of Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann?
Apparently, Mr. Bachmann, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, operates several counseling centers which also offer services to homosexual clients seeking to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions. But because even one ex-gay proves that homosexual behavior is not innate or immutable, the gay lobby's fear of their former members results in false claims and attacks aimed at preventing homosexuals from exercising their right of self-determination. They cannot bear to have even one homosexual leave homosexuality, hence their outrage at Dr. Bachmann.
I know because I am ex-gay myself. I suffer more harassment as a former homosexual than I ever did as an out and proud homosexual.
Caroline May writes at The Daily Caller:
Most Arab countries have a less favorable view of America under President Barack Obama than they had at the end of the George W. Bush administration, according to a new report from the Arab American Institute (AAI).
AAI reported that Arab world opinion of the U.S. and President Obama -- the man long heralded as the one to heal the wounds that the Bush administration had allegedly inflicted upon the Arab world -- has dropped to an all time low.
This rise of proper state sovereignty, this check and balance against unconstitutional and inhumane federal usurpation, is good for America and freedom, and bad for Obama and tyranny. See the report at CNSNews.com.
"It looks like the Gaystapo is really up in arms over my recent series of articles on Cisco’s firing of Frank Turek," writes UNC criminology professor Mike Adams.
Moreover, Cisco may be paying a financial price for its extremist support of an immoral lifestyle: "The fact that Cisco Systems has angered many people with its speech -- in the form of one-sided homosexual activism -- is clearly exacerbating its current financial woes. In fact, Fox News is reporting that Cisco is considering slashing as many as 10,000 jobs as it struggles to recoup from recent market losses."
With unemployment rising to 9.2%, let me be clear: Obama's ATM (Automatic Tax Machine) is the enemy of job creation and economic growth.
Remarks from "lib author" Frank Schaeffer notwithstanding, a report from LifeSiteNews.com details several reasons to seriously consider supporting America-loving Michele Bachmann in her bid to become president of the United States:
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has signed a pro-family pledge that if she becomes president she will uphold the right to life, the dignity of marriage, and will oppose “all forms of pornography and prostitution.”
The Des Moines Register reports that Bachmann, a U.S. House Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, is the first to sign "The Marriage Vow -- A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family" issued by the Iowa-based social conservative group, the Family Leader.
Billy Hallowell writes at The Blaze:
On Wednesday, Huffington Post blogger and book author Frank Schaeffer appeared on MSNBC to discuss his take on Christianity in America. He wasted no time in lambasting Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry’s personal beliefs, essentially branding them as dangerous and not in tune with the “real America.” Schaeffer, who is the son of a conservative theologian, slammed evangelicals, claiming that they “hate the United States,” among other charges.
An astute observation from a Pearcey Report reader in the Northwest.
Posted at Michele Bachmann's Facebook page is this from David Barton of Wallbuilders:
Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was recently on ABC News in an interview with George Stephanopoulos.
During the conversation, Bachmann said that a number of the Founding Fathers opposed slavery and worked to end it, but Stephanopoulos challenged her, “Now, with respect Congresswoman, that’s just not true.”
But it is true.
In "The Founding Fathers and Slavery," Barton argues that "the clear majority of the Founders opposed this evil" of slavery.
Stated in the positive, Barton concludes: "The truth is that it was the Founding Fathers who were responsible for planting and nurturing the first seeds for the recognition of black equality and for the eventual end of slavery."
Christianity vs. Liberalism: "The United Church of Christ, the denomination whose Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright blasted the United States and white people for years from the pulpit while Barack Obama sat in his pews, has decided to banish God 'the Father' from its organizational documents," reports Bob Unruh at WND.
A "great American hero."
Nancy and I have joined the faculty of Rivendell Sanctuary, a "new kind of college" based in Bloomington, MN, and now are now on scene to prepare for August classes.
Nancy and Michael have already been here since mid-June. I drove up from the D.C. area last Saturday after taking a couple of weeks to tie up remodeling loose-ends (to prepare our home for renting) and completing transition requirements so our property management company can handle things in Northern Virginia.
We loved updating our home and are now thrilled to be here in sunny Minnesota. Please drop by and see us at Rivdendell Sanctuary!
As the linked-to quotes indicate (from George Washington, John Adams, John Jay, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison), the "Founding Fathers did fight against slavery."
And "his approval is highest among the richest Americans."